Plant Hunters: The Stories of Two Woman Botanists
Step outside into nature and look around. Do you see the trees, notice the grass, and smell the scent of the woods? Ann Atkins discovered her love for plants when she was just a little girl. Following her father, she discovered beauty in the world around her. Ynes Mexia struggled through grief and loneliness for much of her life. When she was in her fifties, she, too, discovered a passion for plants. As you read about these amazing botanists and their adventures, remember that whether you discover your life passion at the age of five or fifty-five, it is never too late, nor too early, to follow your dreams.
This book is a suggested read-aloud for The Good and The Beautiful Botany Science unit.
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